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A 100-year-old bat specimen housed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. may help scientists unravel the mystery behind white-nose syndrome, a disease that has devastated North American bat populations.

Extreme flooding resurfaced past fears of losing a threatened, tiny snail that lives only at Chittenango Falls, New York. A crew of scientists and volunteers assessed the impact in the days after.

Thousands of people joined outdoors to count our feathered friends!